No.19 Music are celebrating their 10th anniversary and start here a series of quick-fire releases which will take them to No19100 in the space of a few short months. The first of these special and prolific singles see the label deliver a digital edition of the 2015 Record Store Day exclusive from US house and techno mainstay DJ Qu, who once again brings his trademark sense of smoky deepness to bear with ‘Cycling (I’ll Wait)’.
DJ Qu heads up the Strength Music label from his native New Jersey. He is loosely part of a scene that includes the likes of Joey Anderson and Levon Vincent, and after years of local success broke out to the global circuit where he is now a key player. A former dance teacher who used to perform to crowds, he now does so behind the booth with a unique sense of rhythmic power and atmosphere.
His superb new single ‘Cycling (I’ll Wait’) is typically brooding. Built on a bed of rolling, heavy drums, it has glistening percussion and menacing, lingering pads all winding round the grooves. It is deep yet dynamic, with subtle rays of melodic light cutting through the filtered and unsettling vocal sounds that are buried within. It’s the sort of patient, slow burning track that absorbs whole dance floors and keeps them locked in a unique world of sound.
This is a brilliant new single from DJ Qu and shows another excellent side to No.19 Music.
1. Cycling (I’ll Wait)